Ruling Reax

Jan Brewer stands strong in the face of the preliminary injunction issued in federal court today.

Brewer herself said she is "disappointed" in the decision though "heartened by some findings" in it. She vowed to soon file an appeal.

"I will battle all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary, for the right to protect the citizens of Arizona," she said. "Meanwhile, I also know we still have work to do in confronting the fear-mongers, those dealing in hate and lies and economic boycotts that seek to do Arizona harm."

And her opponent in the governor's race says she's been grandstanding.

The message from Attorney General Terry Goddard was far different. Goddard, a Democrat, is running for governor and opposed the Arizona law and the federal government's lawsuit.

"Rather than providing the leadership Arizona needs to solve the immigration problem, Jan Brewer signed a bill she could not defend in court which has led to boycotts, jeopardized our tourism industry and polarized our state," he said. "It is time to look beyond election year grandstanding and begin to repair the damage to Arizona's image and economy."